For the most part I consider building showy, large-scale architecture around the world to be one big game to see which nation would have the biggest anthropomorphic penis: “See my perfectly shaped, 3,000 foot skyscraper? Yeah, it’s pretty awesome. Okay now whip yours out, bro.” But despite this male obsession with spending billions on superfluous symbolic schlongs, I suppose they do make for interesting attractions for travelers when all of the context is disregarded. So I can’t really complain.

Watch this video to take a peek at five current mega construction projects in the world, some of which are far closer to completion than others. They include a startlingly high skyscraper in Saudi Arabia that I will never ascend, a glorified Las Vegas Strip within the city of Dubai, a phallic tower in the heart of Shanghai, a (proposed) futuristic circus tent-like thing in Moscow, and everyone’s favorite soon-to-be-completed symbol of America in New York City:

World's 5 Mega Construction Projects

Looking forward to these future tourist attractions?

Steven tried out for The Amazing Race one time and was denied. We're not saying this is why he started this site, but it may have been a contributing factor in his decision to explore the world online and share his travel inspiration with others.

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